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Picking up weak signals in the new digital age: HR challenges

Posted by Estelle Metayer on 11 June 2013 | 1 Comments

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In 1996, Ralph Stacey said “ At least 90% of textbooks on strategic management are devoted to that part of the management task which is relatively easy: the running of the organizational machine in as surprise-free a way as possible. On the contrary, the real management task is that of handling the exceptions, coping with and even using unpredicability, clashing counter-cultures. The task has to do with instability, irregularity, difference and disorder.” ( Strategic Management & Organizational Dynamics). I have taught now for over 15 years to managers and senior executives, and have found little evidence in  business school of training that focuses on that skill. How can one help and train corporate executives to cope with unpredictability?

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